jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,
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Something I don't get......

Is how people can continually get something basic really wrong?

Don't get me wrong, I'm a teacher, I get that people don't get stuff, but..... a bunch of my colleagues who sends money home regularly (to the UK) always seems to make a mistake. They've not filled the form in correctly, or forgotten this or that or the other. How hard can it be to fill in 2 forms correctly and remember your passport?

There are 2 other things that irritate me about things. First I work with a husband and wife English teaching team. The husband seems to pretty much control the finances, which is iffy to me but they're in their 60s, so it's something that people that age do...... That isn't the problem though. The first thing that bugs me is how blasé the are about getting the form right. As often as not there's an issue with the form. Getting it right (or checking that the money's arrived on time) bugs me. Making mistakes on something that simple bugs me.

The second thing that bugs me is the wife is clueless about money. Completely clueless. It isn't the cluelessness that bugs me... what bugs me is she knows she's clueless but doesn't seem to care. That's what bugs me..... I mean come on... you're in your 60s, you might need to know.

Anyway blah, I'm not a happy bunny. You should see the state of their finances file. It's full of stuff just shoved in there randomly. No filing. No forethought. No evidence of a plan. It's just chaos. I had to bit my lip to stop myself from saying "Jeez hoe'd you let it get this bad?"
Tags: banking, banks, life, money, paperwork, retirement
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